Previous Tetrad Posts:
Tetrad Part 1 Explanation and what to expect
Tetrad Part 2 My images of part 2
What To Expect
The third part of the Lunar Eclipse Tetrad takes place just before sunrise on April 4, 2015, low in the western sky for us in the central U.S. For observers in the eastern time zone of the U.S., they will not see the total eclipse phase. The Moon will set before it begins. They will see some of the partial eclipse phase. Those of us in the central time zone will see the total eclipse phase just as the Moon sets in the west. Observers farther to the west will be able to witness more of totality before it sets. The best location is Hawaii except that you need to observe in the middle of the night.
I prepared a video with my desktop planetarium software of the view to the west horizon for my location in Iowa. The time covered is from 5:10 am until a few minutes after 7:00 am. Note that the Moon will set at the same time that the Sun rises. This can only happen during a total lunar eclipse because of their alignment with Earth.
This diagram is courtesy of Fred Espenak for the central time zone. Adjust by adding an hour for eastern and subtracting an hour for each zone to the west. The Moon will experience totality for a brief 5 minutes. I hope you have clear skies and you remember to get up to watch.
Science@NASA provided this summary video.